Manda Jønsson is a director and theatre-maker based in London and Copenhagen, currently finishing her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Having 5 years of experience in the professional theatre industry in Copenhagen, she is exploring the theatrical industry of London. She enjoys taking risks while listening to her gut instinct and collaborators. Her approach is curious, experimental, playful and
her work focusses on asking critical questions, may it be to an existing text of a play or a contemporary devised piece. Either way, she works with the specific performance with a personal response. She aims to stage performances with a clear set of artistic choices, and she often uses audience interactions, surprises, contrasts and sound/music as tools to serve the logic of the piece.
Octavia Fox is a somewhat annoyingly tenacious writer. Her library includes two poetry collections (think Bukowski mixed with Charly Cox) a profuse gamut of short stories (there are not enough modern murder mysteries) and her current project - a post-rock gig theatre adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy. She is also a nuanced director and performer - her theatre work specialises in musicality (certified Grade 8 vocalist and an average guitarist), interrogations of gender and queer identity and a fascination with absurd history. In an administrative capacity, she was General Manager of the award-winning Finborough Theatre whilst studying full-time. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from King’s College London and an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Performer & Co-Developer
Sarah Shear is a creative artist from NYC currently pursuing her MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous credits in NYC include Scum (Bekah) which she also wrote, as well as The Altruists (Sydney), and Wild Women of Planet Wongo. Sarah’s piece Vapid will be performed at Camden People’s Theatre later this year. She’s been a young playwrights mentor at the National Theatre Institute and received an award for her play Stupid Girl at the SI Playwrights Forum.
Performer & Co-Developer
Danny Romeo has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan, and has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. He is also a professional director and administrator, and has worked with award-winning companies including Shakespeare Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, Punchdrunk, Theatreworks USA, and Capital Fringe. Awards include Best Play for his direction in The Game’s Afoot at Spotlighter’s Theatre and Among the Dead at Spooky Action Theatre, as well as a Helen Hayes recommendation for Among the Dead. In addition to this project, Danny is currently developing immersive productions for a socially distanced audience. www.dannyromeo.com
James Christensen is a musician and theatre-maker based in London, originally from Melbourne. He has worked variously as a director, playwright, actor, deviser, dramaturg and composer, with credits including Henry IV.i (2016), Orpheus Turns (2017), and the original opera When I Awoke (2018), for which he also wrote the libretto and score. As a musician, James has written extensively for dance, physical performance and theatre, as well as composing music with his orchestral-rock project Diana’s Foresters, and releasing solo electronica under his own name.